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Mushrooms of India: Boletaceae (Vol. 1)

T N Lakhanpal (Author)
Synopsis The Mushrooms of India--Family Boletaceae, provides first ever monographic treatment of the poroid members of mushrooms, the boletes, so far recorded from India, particularly the Himalayas. It contains a systematic account of 57 species, distributed among six genera of the family boletaceae and includes Ecological data on the distribution and occurrence of many species of boletes recorded herein, in some selected forests of Himachal Pradesh. For taxonomic treatment each species has been described and illustrated in detail covering all aspects of morphology and anatomy. Specific notes on habit and habitat, collections examined, relationships of the species, edibility and the mycorrhizal associations, if any, follow the detailed description. The treatment includes many new records for India, some new species and varieties for science, and ethnic observations on some hitherto unknown edible species.
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About the author

T N Lakhanpal

Dr. T.N. Lakhanpal, Professor, Department of Biosciences, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, is a Gold Medallist from Punjab University, Chandigarh and received Ph.D. from the University of Delhi. He has published more than 150 research papers. During the last two decades he has extensively surveyed the N.W. Himalayas for mushrooms and has worked the biodiversity of microbes and other plants in the Himalayas. He has co-authored Taxonomy of Indian Myxomycetes (J. Cramer, Germany), Rural Eneregy Alternatives in the Hilly Areas (TODAy and Tomorrow Publ. New Delhi) and The Amanitaceae of India (Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun). He is a member of many scientific societies and associations. So far around 23 students have received Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He has been associated with many committees in Botany and Biology. Dr. Lakhanpal is very well known for his research contributions in India as well as abroad.

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Title Mushrooms of India: Boletaceae (Vol. 1)
Author T N Lakhanpal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1996
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 170p., Col. plates; Figures; Map; References; Index.